man is the warmest place to hide.

eighties horror you might have missed

the burning

I think we can all agree that synthesizers are an integral, defining element of late seventies and early eighties horror (so much so that vintage synths are being used in current films to reference that period). This alternative (or augment) to a traditional symphonic score offered a new palette of textures and at a cost that even modest sized productions could afford. As with all horror film music, these instruments were used to establish mood, heighten tension, and enhance the visceral impact of onscreen gore.

In 1977 Sequential Circuits (based in San Jose, CA) released the Prophet 5 synthesizer...

A summer camp slasher with all sorts of great stuff, including a synthy score from Rick Wakeman, special effects by Tom Savini, and starring Holly Hunter and Jason Alexander!